>> can the military make a strong showing anywhere at this point? >> the longer they are kept in barracks, the better. french troops in the area will be there for a wild. they can probably hold any tension or conflict. >> they will only be there for a few months, to be honest. >> is the army goes in there in its present state, it is a rag bag army, to put it crudely, it has been badly led with the exceptions of one or two commanders, which ironically come from the north. by and large, there is a lot of ill will, a lot of bad blood between the army and the local population. >> a lot of mistrust and misunderstanding.